Speaking & Listening Curriculum
At Kenn Primary, Speaking and Listening are fundamental to the teaching of English and they permeate the whole curriculum-cognitively, socially and linguistically. We believe spoken language to be fundamental to the achievement of all of our pupils. Our aim is to enable the children to improve their levels of oracy so that all pupils are able to communicate effectively, confidently and articulately in front of any type of audience.
These skills are encouraged in every area of our curriculum as good communication skills can enhance every type of learning. The children are taught to explore ideas through talk; challenge each other’s opinions and develop their own reasoned arguments, as well as talking in full sentences with a clear and confident voice.
Respectful and productive relationships between all who form part of the school community are crucial aspects of this ethos. As a staff, we therefore model and foster good communication amongst ourselves and with our pupils, their parents and carers, and with the wider community.